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Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Shepton Mallet
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you an experienced and motivated MSK/Pelvic Health physiotherapist looking for a new challenge as part of a dynamic, innovative and supportive pelvic health team?

Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to become a Band 6 Pelvic Health Physiotherapist within our Team.

You will work closely with our highly skilled and experienced Band 7/8 Pelvic Health Physiotherapists who will be responsible for clinically leading the development and provision of Pelvic Health Physiotherapy services. You'll be supported by the Pelvic Health Team giving you the opportunity to enhance your specialist skills to treat men and women with pelvic health conditions.

Main duties of the job

As a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and after a period of training, you'll work as an autonomous practitioner and provide specialised assessment and intervention within the speciality of pelvic health conditions, including patients who may have highly complex presentations, with the aim of facilitating short and long term self-management approaches to their condition

You'll also be required to support, teach and appraise more junior staff and support student physiotherapists, as appropriate.

About us

As an organisation, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this fantastic role.

Example from the Job description below:
  • To work with the Locality Lead to ensure a high standard of clinical care in line with national and local standards and the CSP Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To maintain personal clinical professional development (CPD), by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate as necessary into the workplace.
  • To take an active role in the in-service training programme by attendance and deliverance of presentations and training sessions at staff meetings, peer review, in-service training sessions and by attending courses and practising reflective practice.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraisee, and to be responsible for complying with your agreed personal development programme to meet set knowledge and competencies.
  • To participate in the staff appraisal scheme as an appraiser and to formulate personal development programmes with the appraisee(s).
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of Evidence Based Practice projects, clinical audit and outcome measures either individually or within the MSK team.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree/diploma level education leading to Registration by the Health Professions Council (UK) as a Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate training in the relevant area
  • Relevant validated clinical courses.


Desirable

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of undertaking POGP course
  • Evidence of shadowing or CPD in Pelvic Health


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience within NHS clinical skills encompassing the core areas of exercise therapy, management of pain relief, mobility training and therapeutic handling
  • Sound assessment skills with clinical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise workload pressures
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Competency in Moving and Handling
  • Presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding and use of reflective practice


Desirable

  • Experience in clinical setting of pelvic health


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance
  • Able to take instruction and direction and work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to record and retrieve information on paper or electronic records as appropriate
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills
  • Compassionate, exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and relatives, remaining sensitive and empathetic
  • Listens to others views respecting and valuing individual needs
  • Ability to recognise and manage challenging situations in a calm and professional manner
  • Able to develop a therapeutic rapport with patients
  • High standards of written communication skills with the ability to use email and internet
  • Able to pass on skills and knowledge to others within formal and informal environments
  • Professional and patient focussed approach with inspirational skills, acting as a role model to colleagues and junior staff members
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills


Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate awareness/history of treatment for obstetrics/gynaecology patients
  • Demonstrate willingness to develop clinical expertise within clinical role


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shepton Mallet Comm Hospital

Old Wells Road

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

BA4 4PG

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184-OL-PU-356

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